Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reward for information leading to capture of Joanne Chesimard, convicted in 1973 killing of state trooper, totals $2 million.
The most wanted woman in New Jersey history is now the first woman on the FBI's fugitive terrorist list. Joanne Chesimard, convicted of a murdering a state trooper in 1973, was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list Thursday on the 40-year anniversary of the trooper's death. The FBI Newark Division held a press conference Thursday to announce the addition of Chesimard's name and the collaboration between federal and state law enforcement agencies in upping the reward for information that leads to her arrest to $2 million. Chesimard is the first woman on the Most Wanted Terrorist List. Chesimard, who is now known as Assata Shakur, has been living under political asylum in Cuba since she broke out of a Hunterdon County prison during a…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
FBI releases photos of Monday's robbery at TD Bank.
The FBI is seeking the public’s help identifying the man who robbed a TD Bank on Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange on Monday. The man, described by the FBI as approximately 5’10” tall and 210 lbs., with a large build, salt-and-pepper hair and a goatee, approached a bank teller at approximately 1:15 p.m., brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded money be placed into a blue bag, officials said. The man was described as wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, a dark sweater, blue jeans and dark shoes, according to the FBI. After getting the money, officials said the man fled on foot and was seen walking north on Pleasant Valley Way. The FBI released several photos of the man on Wednesday. West Orange police said it is unknown …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Chase Bank on South Orange Avenue was targeted by suspect dressed as a woman with veiled face.
The FBI is investigating a Wednesday, Nov. 21 robbery at the Chase Bank located at 18 S. Orange Ave. in South Orange, in which a veiled suspect, believed to be a woman, passed a note to a teller demanding cash, officials said Monday. The suspect, approximately 5’7” tall, was dressed in a black jacket and wore black leather gloves with a red scarf or veil covering her face when she gave the note to the teller around 10:15 a.m., officials said. The teller gave the suspect some cash and the suspect fled on foot. No further information was available. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.